In this Craft Jam we work with vegetable tanned leather - known for making beautiful and durable leather... Upgrade your daily travel style with a custom wallet, complete with your hand-stamped initials. In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the basics of working with leather and create your own Leather card holder. From this class, you will make a passport holder and be introduced to basic leather making tools.
This chic accessory carries credits cards, business cards, cash – even a phone! If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction. If you are anything like us at The New York Sewing Center, you can’t get enough of the chic and trendy bags the designers come out with each season. In this workshop, you’ll get an introduction to some basic sewing fundamentals all while creating your own leather clutch. You will learn how to construct a passport holder and techniques such as saddle-stitching, sanding and edge-painting.
The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. The bag making course includes tuition and all the materials needed to make your bag.
Leathers will be available to choose from on the day. A veteran bag maker Lorna Nixon will teach this class.... Learn how to make moccasins with a twist of your own. From this class, you will make a mini bucket bag and learn to construct a bucket bag and techniques, such as saddle-stitching, creasing, and edge-painting.
In this three-evening course, you will walk out with a finished pair of moccasins. This will be a 2-session class and pre-cut leathers are provided.
You will have the option to change up the fringe or the height of the moccasins. It has a simple construction designed for first time students!
Leather crafting is something that has developed over many years. Here at Alden’s School of Leather Trades, we lead you in finding your full potential.
First out of necessity for clothing, footwear, tools, etc., and has become a functional art form. From the first time you smell the inside of a leather shop, or the soft feel of a nice leather bag. Working with your hands and leather can be very fulfilling as a hobby. At Alden’s School of Leather Trades we are devoted to keeping that art alive. When working with leather you are only limited by your imagination. When broken down into elements that you can understand, The most complicated project can become simple.
Students will perform repairs to tack as projects are available. Hand stitching; hand stitch single ply leather project; hand stitch double ply leather project Week 3-4. Stamping / carving; halter project; repairs Methods: In order for students to acquire the knowledge and skills of Leather Working I, the instructor will use a variety of teaching methods including: expository learning, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, actual repair work, and special projects.
Leather working tools; utility knife holder project; round knife holder project Week 5-6. Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on their knowledge and skills through teacher made tests and quizzes, observations, interviews and dialogue, projects, and performance tasks.